Selena Wellington was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1995 and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado where they are pursuing an undergraduate degree in Music Composition and Psychology, expecting to graduate in May 2019. 

Selena has premiered works in Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas with ensembles such as wind symphony, orchestra, solo instruments, electronics, string quartet, clarinet choir, sax quartet, and various other chamber ensembles. In 2014, they received a Young Arts scholarship for composition. In August 2015, they were the recipient of the Pete Smythe Scholarship, the Peter and Julianne Steinhauer Scholarship, the Richard Toensing Undergraduate Composition Scholarship, and the James M. Grossi Composition Scholarship. They have studied composition with Patricia Burge, John Drumheller, Daniel Kellogg, and Carter Pann.

In addition to composing, Selena has played piano from the age of 6 and has studied with Elizabeth Jaeger, Patricia Burge, Doris Lehnert, and Jennifer Hayghe.